DescriptionThis page details an example for plotting a graph with Python and the Matplotlib library. In this particular case, the data are read from an HDF4 file, but it can also be read from any source as long as the data are passed to Matplotlib in a numpy array.
The data file used in the example below is : sinus_cardinal_1D.hdf
The program creates the image
from pylab import * from numpy import * from pyhdf.SD import * # Path to the file fileName = "sinus_cardinal_1D.hdf" # Open HDF file for reading filehdf = SD ( fileName ) # Reading attributes print "file : ", fileName # Read the SDS data sds = filehdf.select ( 0 ).get ( ) # Display image plot ( sds ) # Image title title ( "Representation of the sinc function", weight = "bold", size = 22 ) # Axes title ylabel ( "Amplitude", weight = "bold", size = 22 ) xlabel ( "X", weight = "bold", size = 22 ) # Save the current figure to output image savefig( "./sinus_cardinal_1D.png" ) # eventually display it show() # Close access to the HDF file filehdf.end()